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There Is No Purer or More Joyful Reality TV Show Than ‘Antiques Roadshow’
The Roadshow is so kind, so simple, and so pure that you begin to wonder, “Could this even be faked?” When I visited the set in San Diego, I discovered—no, it can’t be faked.
Captain Marvel Can't Get By on Girl Power Alone
While I will be thrilled for every little girl who finds some source of strength or courage in Carol Danvers, it must be said that where Captain Marvel could have soared much like its titular character, it simply fell flat.
Disney’s new Dumbo is a garish CGI mess
It's particularly frustrating to watch Burton approach moments of greatness before quickly losing the thread.
Not Safe for Work
There were eight American Girl dolls in my childhood home. I was a spoiled history nerd, and the hours I’d spent playing with and reading about them cemented my love for the historical doll company at an early age. My college summers working at their store, American Girl Place, were supposed to be the culmination of a childhood dream. I couldn’t believe it when I was actually hired.
It was just a typical retail job with terrible customers and eight hour floor shifts in terrible uniform mandat...
"Bewitched's" Eight Seasons of Fashion Magic
On the eve of Elizabeth Montgomery's 85th birthday, examining the look of TV witch Samantha Stephens — who originated the role of ad-man's wife.
Review: 'Mission: Impossible - Fallout'
In which I fall the f*ck out over 'Fallout.'
Looking Back at 'The Meteor Man' With Robert Townsend
What are we to make of the first black superhero movie, 25 years later?
Rules for Men
At the turn of the century I wrote down some basic guidelines for men. Eighteen years later, they still apply.
Review: Once Again, 'A Star Is Born'
In its fourth on screen iteration, the movie's story hasn't changed much... but the world around it has.
Stress Purchase of the Week: The Art of the Grift
My new TV was expensive. But not as expensive as it should have been.
Mary Poppins Returns and Remains Practically Perfect in Every Way
Emily Blunt, Lin-Manuel Miranda, and Ben Whishaw make Disney's sequel to the 1964 classic a delight in more ways than one.
It's Time to Make it Impossible for Racists to Live Public Lives
And, yeah, we can start with Nick Sandmann.
Shonda Rhimes Is Kind of Obsessed With 'Doctor Who'
Hot take: We (the collective Media We) are not asking Shonda Rhimes enough questions about science fiction and fantasy! Which is absolutely wild, because it turns out Shonda Rhimes — so commonly associated with medical heartbreak, the powerful bonds of female friendships, law, and political intrigue — is really into sci-fi and fantasy. And, frankly, that shouldn't surprise any of us, because those genres have all the things we love (and more!) from shows like Grey's Anatomy, Scandal, and How ...
What Harry Potter Fan Fiction Taught Me About Sex
In middle-school health class, Ms. Wright paired me up with a boy I'll call Thomas Alonso for the Egg Baby Project. This was a weeklong nightmare project for students in school districts who couldn't afford those lifelike crying baby dolls. We were partnered with someone of the opposite sex and ordered to care for a soft-boiled egg as if it were a living, breathing human. It was supposed to teach us about responsibility, sex, and relationships without, in typical sex-ed fashion, ever actually...